Rik Mayall was always an idol of mine. I was barely 7 when I first saw him on The Young Ones. He would go on to become my favourite comedy actor of all time. I remember when i was 16 and first started work. I was left on a machine with someone who didn’t like me much despite how amicable I tried to be. It turns out he was a fan and things became a lot easier between us, we’d spend most the day reciting the scripts of Riks TV show Bottom.
Today marks the fifth year of his passing away, but I’ll never forget the laughs he gave me. Thank you Rik Mayall. Give Lordy a good kick in the bollocks.